Method 1 of 3: Add basic information
Step 1. Indicate that the information you collect is provided voluntarily
- The information you collect may include the person's name, age, address, interests or other information that they provide to you through your website.
Step 2. Tell people what information you collect and why
Whether tailoring customized offers based on their information and searches, or marketing new products for them, add text that tells your visitors why you're collecting information from them. They won't feel like their privacy is being violated if you're clear up front.
Your policy might say, "We may use your information to contact you for promotional offers in the future."
Step 3. Let people know that you are not sharing their information
Write that you will not give, sell or rent any information you collect to third parties such as an advertising company. People will trust your company and website more if you explicitly state in your policy that you will not share their information with others.
Visitors to your website will give you a lot more information if they feel safe knowing you won't misuse or give away their information
Step 4. Let people choose not to have their information collected
Explain to your website visitor that they can choose not to have their information collected or used if they don't want to. Then tell them how to do this so that it is simple and easy for them.
You can say something like, “Please contact us by phone or email if you do not want us to collect or use your information, or if you would like us to delete the information we have obtained from you”. Then add the contact information for them
Include links to your policy that they can click to contact you or not have their data collected.
Method 2 of 3: Add rectification and security information
Step 1. Make sure people know their financial information is protected
Describe the encryption and security measures you've taken to protect people's sensitive information, such as their home address and payment information. That way, people feel comfortable giving their information when they make a purchase or pay for a service.
- If people don't like paying you through your website, you may be missing out on potential revenue.
- Add something like: “We take the security of your personal information very seriously. Any part of this website that collects personal or financial information is encrypted to protect it and can only be accessed by our employees to process payments.”
Step 2. Provide links that allow people to see what data you have collected
- If you're transparent with people, they're more likely to revise inaccurate information, so you can more effectively approach or appeal to them for offers.
- At the bottom of your policy, include a link that says 'If you'd like to review your information to make sure we're getting everything right, click here!'
Step 3. Tell people what to do if they feel the policy has been violated
- Tell people they can contact their government's consumer organization to report privacy violations. For example, if they are in the United States, they can report a privacy violation online at:
- Make sure to add sections that make sense for your business. For example, if you plan to collect data so that you can sell dresses of a certain size and style to a visitor, make sure to mention that you are collecting information to tailor promotional offers.
- Search online for blank templates that you can download and use to create your own policies. You can find blank templates at Rocket Lawyer, Form Swift, and Forms Templates.
- Compare your policies with the privacy policies of other websites to make sure you include basic information.
Step 3. Hire a lawyer for the most legally binding policy
- Hiring a lawyer is the most expensive option.